Exciting news! As part of our Sunday Sessions, Vanessa Alvaro will be doing some dryland work before squad every second Sunday morning starting on the 4th of February! She will be poolside from 8AM to 8:30 to run through a pre-swim mobility routine, and in future may also offer our swimmers activation and strength routines as well. Check out Vanessa’s background below.
Vanessa is a Titled APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, and completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at the University of South Australia in 2012, before going on to study a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy through LaTrobe University, graduating in 2021.
Vanessa joined the team at The Health Collab in 2023 after working in large sports medicine practices in Darwin and Sydney, where she practiced in close conjunction with Sports Physicians and Orthopaedic Surgeons. She also works in a part-time role providing Physiotherapy services within the QAS Swimming and Sailing program.
With 12+ years’ experience as a swimming instructor and coach, her knowledge of stroke development, body control and competitive squad training programs ensures that she understands the demands placed on a swimmer’s body. Vanessa regularly treats swimmers across a range of age groups and skill levels, helping people continue to engage in the activities that they enjoy.
An eager athlete herself, Vanessa has personal experience across a range of sporting disciplines including dance, running, swimming, triathlons and tennis.
Vanessa enjoys assisting people of all ages and levels return to their sporting and recreational pursuits. She is passionate about working with clients to achieve their goals, through education, self-management, manual therapy, exercise prescription and training modifications. Vanessa is highly skilled in completing a thorough assessment to determine the most appropriate evidence-based management plan, ranging from acute injuries and post-operatively to persistent injuries or longer-term rehabilitation.
Check out our session times below, and we hope to see you poolside!